Through the desert

Mojave
{ Mojave Desert between LA and Las Vegas }

The weekend before last, Matthew and I drove out to Las Vegas for the weekend as a sort of bonding trip with a lot of his co-workers. (I would have written about this sooner, but I was a little preoccupied with recovering from my cold.) While I’ve found Las Vegas to be a thrilling sight to see – a sort of theme park for adults, I like to say – I’m more visually interested in the great expanse surrounding it. There is so much inspiration to be found there, in the colors of the sand, rock, brush and sky, in the cultural history of all desert peoples, and even in the deep shadows and metallic reflections under the glaring sun.

Mojave
{ Mojave }

Both in very subtle and obvious ways, native desert cultures, along with many other “tribal” influences, have been very present in this summer’s fashions. You can see their influence in the woven textiles, geometric prints and graphics, and other techniques and silhouettes traditional to those peoples.

'Gabarra' Dress by Weekend Max Mara
{ 'Gabarra' Dress by Weekend Max Mara }
Navajo Kimono Top by Uzi
{ Navajo Kimono Top by Uzi }
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{ Mojave }
Sequin Gauze Shift Dress by French Connection
{ Sequin Gauze Shift Dress by French Connection }
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{ Mojave }
Rancho Woven Satchel by Stela 9
{ Rancho Woven Satchel by Stela 9 }
Dalia Top by Gypsy 05
{ Dalia Top by Gypsy 05 }
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{ Mojave }
Misplaced Stripes Cami
{ Misplaced Stripes Cami by Inhabit }
Pipali Tee Dress by AllSaints Spitalfields
{ Pipali Tee Dress by AllSaints Spitalfields }
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{ Mojave }
High/Low Stripe Jersey Dress by Felicity & Coco
{ High/Low Stripe Jersey Dress by Felicity & Coco }
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{ Mojave }
Free People 'Festival' Peasant Dress
{ Free People 'Festival' Peasant Dress }
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{ Mojave }
Falconry Dress by Charlotte Linton
{ Falconry Dress by Charlotte Linton }
Uzi Refugee Dress by Task
{ Uzi Refugee Dress by Task }
'Dresdin' Ombre Fringe Trim Dress by Young, Fabulous & Broke
{ 'Dresdin' Ombre Fringe Trim Dress by Young, Fabulous & Broke }

Mojave
{ Mojave }








About Alison

Artsy-nerdy, fashion and lifestyle blogger. Loving wife, baby sister. Uprooted Texan living in SoCal. Writer, shopper, photographer, reader, listener, drawer - loving the aesthetics and the depth in life.
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